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Author Tunis, Edwin, 1897-1973.

Title Weapons : a pictorial history / written and illustrated by Edwin Tunis.

Published Baltimore, Md : Johns Hopkins University Press, 1999.

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 UniM Bail  623.409 TUNI    AVAILABLE
Physical description 151 pages : illustrations ; 28 cm
Notes Originally published: Cleveland : World Pub. Co., 1954.
Contents "Nike," Antiaircraft Guided Missile 2 -- Stone Weapons 15 -- Prehistoric Man Throwing a Tied Stone 15 -- Simple Sling 15 -- War Spear and Fishing Spear 16 -- Flint Knife 16 -- Polished Stone Ax 16 -- Chipped Flint Ax 16 -- Throwing Stick 17 -- American Indian Bow and Arrow 17 -- American Indian with Bow and Arrow 17 -- Types of Arrowheads 18 -- Filipino Blowgun 18 -- Australian Boomerang 18 -- Copper and Bronze (5000 B.C.-1000 B.C.) 18 -- Cooper Ax 18 -- Chaldean Warriors 2000 B.C. 19 -- Bronze Chaldean Dagger 19 -- Copper Spearhead 19 -- Asiatic Composite Bow 19 -- Egyptian Bow and Arrow 20 -- Egyptian Sword 20 -- Chaldean War Chariot 21 -- Egyptian War Chariot 21 -- Babylonian Battering Spear 22 -- Greeks and Bronze (1000 B.C.) 22 -- Homeric Warrior with Tower Shield 23 -- Homeric Warrior with Figure-eight Shield 23 -- Bronze Spearhead 23 -- Long Stabbing Sword 23 -- Homeric Foot Soldier 24 -- Trojan Horse 24 -- Greeks and Iron (680 B.C.-150 B.C.) 25 -- Greek Hoplite 500 B.C. 25 -- Peltast 26 -- Greek Phalanx 26 -- Diagram of Phalanx Advance 26 -- Corinthian Helmet 27 -- Boetian Helmet 27 -- Greek Sword 27 -- Roman Soldier (200 B.C.-A.D. 400) 28 -- Legionary Helmet 29 -- Roman Centurion and Legionary 29 -- Sword 29 -- Velite 30 -- Gladiator's Helmet 30 -- Roman Sieges and Siege Engines (200 B.C.-A.D. 400) 30 -- Battering Ram, Testudo and Tower 31 -- Onager in Action 32 -- Onager Loaded, Showing Slip-Hook 33 -- Ballista 33 -- Catapult for Javelins 34 -- Trigger Operation of Catapult 34 -- Dark Ages 35 -- Frankish Warrior, Sixteenth Century 35 -- Frankish Throwing Ax 35 -- Early Frankish Shield 35 -- Anglo-Saxon Taper Ax 36 -- Anglo-Saxon Broadax 36 -- Frankish Soldier, Ninth Century 36 -- Morning Star 37 -- Frankish Sword 37 -- Anglo-Saxon Iron Arrowheads 37 -- Scramasax or Dirk 37 -- Anglo-Saxon Spearhead 37 -- Anglo-Saxon Bill 37 -- Norman Conquest (1066) 38 -- Two Saxons and Norman Knight 38 -- Norman Sword and Scabbard 39 -- Mace 39 -- Knights' Spurs 40 -- Chain-Mail Pattern 40 -- Castles 41 -- Early Norman Castle 41 -- Stone Keep, Interior View 42 -- Tower Keep 43 -- Crossbowman 43 -- Archer Shooting through Crenel 43 -- Hoardings 44 -- Machicolations 44 -- Moated Castle, c. 1300 45 -- Portcullis, Closed 45 -- War Games (1200-1300) 46 -- Knights Jousting 46 -- Tilting at the Quintain 47 -- Bout with Quarterstaves 48 -- "Exercise of the Sword-and-Buckler" 48 -- Knights and Armor (1200-1300) 48 -- Iron Heaume 49 -- Helmets 49 -- Falchion and Misericord 50 -- Knight Arming for Tournament 51 -- Caltrops 51 -- Medieval Arms and "Gyns" (1300-1400) 52 -- Foot Soldier 52 -- Royal Standard 53 -- Crested Heaume 53 -- "Mouse" 54 -- Scaling Ladder 54 -- Springal 54 -- Ballista 55 -- Mangonel or "Nag" 55 -- Large Trebuchet 56 -- Longbows and Crossbows (1300-1400) 57 -- Archers, Fourteenth Century 58 -- Two-Fingered Draw 59 -- Longbow 59 -- Flight Arrow and Livery Arrow 59 -- Diagram: Aiming Arrow 60 -- Arrowheads 60 -- Shooting Tab and Bracer 61 -- Mantlet 62 -- Pavise 62 -- Lock Mechanism of Crossbow 63 -- Simple Crossbow 64 -- Archer Drawing Crossbow 64 -- Belt Claw for Drawing Crossbow 64 -- Quarrel for Crossbow 64 -- Operating Cord and Pulley of Crossbow 64 -- Composite Crossbow 65 -- Staff Sling 65 -- Knights and Guns (1300-1400) 66 -- Basinet with Movable Visor 66 -- Black Prince in Armor 66 -- Armored or Barded Horse 67 -- Pot de Fer--First Metal Cannon 67 -- Lance with Coronel Point 67 -- Cannon at Battle of Crecy 68 -- Early Bombard 68 -- Hooped Bombard 69 -- One-man Hand "Gonne" 69 -- Two-man Hand "Gonne" 69 -- Hand "Gonne," Fourteenth Century 69 -- Proof Armor, Arbalests and Breechloaders (1400-1500) 70 -- Joust with Barrier 70 -- Helm, Fifteenth Century 71 -- Billman wearing Brigandine Jacket 71 -- Pole Arms: Oxtongue, Poleax, Glave 72 -- Hunter Shooting an Arbalest 72 -- Setting Arbalest with Windlass and Tackle 73 -- Gaffle for Setting Arbalest 73 -- "Works" of a Gaffle 73 -- "Goat's Foot" 74 -- Prodd or Stonebow 74 -- Setting a Prodd 75 -- War Quarrels and Game Bolts 75 -- Two-man Culverin 75 -- One-man Culverin 75 -- Large Siege Bombard 76 -- Breechloader 77 -- Matchlocks and Wheel Locks (1500-1600) 78 -- Arquebusier and Helper 78 -- Matchlock Gun 79 -- Inside of Matchlock 79 -- Bullet Pouch and Touch-box 80 -- Musketeer Using Rest 80 -- Wooden Powder Chargers on Bandolier 80 -- "Monk's Gun" 81 -- Inside of Wheel Lock 81 -- Spanner for Winding Wheel Lock 81 -- Ball-butted Wheel-lock Pistol 82 -- "Holy-water Sprinkle" 82 -- Soldiers (1500-1600) 83 -- Knight in Maximilian Armor 83 -- Reiter 84 -- Pikeman 84 -- Swiss Halberdier 85 -- Pole Arms: Guisarme, Partisan, Fauchard, Halberd 85 -- Flamberge 85 -- Claymore 86 -- Cinquedea 86 -- Duel with Swords and Daggers 86 -- Duel in the French Style 86 -- Rapier Hilts 87 -- Nobleman with Rapier in Baldric 87 -- Sixteenth-Century Headpieces 87 -- Cannons (1500-1600) 88 -- Ship Cannon, Sixteenth Century 88 -- Six Cannon Sizes of Henry II 89 -- Moving a Culverin 90 -- "Double firing" from a Mortar 90 -- Cavaliers and Snaphances (1600-1700) 91 -- Dutch Pikeman of 1607 91 -- Cavalier and Attendant 92 -- Puritan Roundhead 92 -- Inside a Snaphance Lock 93 -- Inside a Flintlock 93 -- Plug Bayonet 94 -- Soldier with Flintlock Musket 94 -- Brass-barreled Blunderbuss 95 -- Coachman with Blunderbuss 95 -- Spring-gun 95 -- Field Guns and Bastioned Forts (1600-1700) 96 -- Swedish Cast-iron Four-pounder 96 -- Canister 96 -- Small Coehorn Mortar 97 -- Howitzer 97 -- Gunner's Quadrant and Level 97 -- Two Bastions of a Vauban Fort 98 -- Profile of a Vauban Fort 99 -- Diagram of Vauban's Siege System 99 -- Powder Magazine 100 -- Kentucky Flintlock Rifle (1727-1820) 101 -- German Rifle 101 -- Frontiersman with Rifle 101 -- Kentucky Rifle, Left Side 102 -- Kentucky Rifle, Right Side 102 -- Loading Patched Bullet 102 -- Rifling Bench 103 -- Pouch and Powder Horn 104 -- Bullet Mold 104 -- Hall Rifle 105 -- Court or Dress Sword 105 -- Naval Cutlass 105 -- Cavalry Saber and Scabbard 105 -- Flintlock Pistol 106 -- Eighteenth-Century Artillery (1700-1800) 106 -- Horse Artillery 106 -- Grape Shot 107 -- Barbette Carriage 107 -- Naval Truck Gun 108 -- Ladle 108 -- Rammer 109 -- Handspike 109 -- Wormer 109 -- Sponge 109 -- Linstock 109 -- "Cat" 109 -- Scraper 109 -- Semi-fixed Ammunition 110 -- Percussion (1800-1850) 110 -- Forsyth "Scent-bottle" Percussion Lock 110 -- Inside of the Scent-bottle 111 -- Shaw Cap Lock 111 -- U.S. Army Model of 1841 Rifle 112 -- Belted Ball and Bore 112 -- Diagrams of Minie Ball 112 -- Maynard Tape Primer 113 -- Derringer 113 -- Pepperbox 113 -- "Texas Model" Colt's Patent Revolver 114 -- Rockets' Red Glare and the "Soda Bottle" (1800-1850) 114 -- Eighteenth-century Bomb with Rings 114 -- Handling a Bomb with Tongs 115 -- English Military Rocket about 1900 115 -- Friction Primer 115 -- Congreve Military Rocket 115 -- Foredeck of a Bomb Ketch 116 -- Cavelli Shot 116 -- Whitworth Shot 116 -- Dahlgren "Soda Bottle" 117 -- Gastight Cartridges and Smokeless Powder (1850-1900) 117 -- Maynard Carbine and Pierced Cartridge 117 -- Pistol-carbine 118 -- Model One, Smith and Wesson Revolver 118 -- Navy Single-shot Pistol 118 -- Krag-Jorgenson Rifle 119 -- Henry Repeating Rifle 119 -- .30 Caliber Cartridge for Krag Rifle 119 -- Borchardt Automatic Pistol 120 -- Rifled Cannon and Recoil Mechanisms (1850-1900) 120 -- Light Parrott Rifled Cannon 120 -- Shell for Parrott Rifle 121 -- Thirteen-inch Civil War Mortar 121 -- Breechblock for Big Gun 122 -- Fixed Ammunition 123 -- Gun on Disappearing Carriage 123 -- French "75" in Recoil after Firing 124 -- Quick-Firing and Machine Guns (1850-1900) 124 -- Montigny Mitrailleuse 125 -- Early Gatling Gun 125 -- Gardner Portable Quick-firing Gun 126 -- Maxim Automatic Machine Gun 126 -- Colt-Browning Machine Gun 126 -- Shoulder Arms and Hand Arms (1900-1925) 127 -- U.S.
Air Force Survival Gun 127 -- Double-barreled Eight-Gauge Elephant Gun 127 -- First Colt Automatic Pistol 128 -- M1903 Springfield Rifle 129 -- Lewis Light Machine Gun 129 -- Great Guns and Little Guns (1900-1925) 130 -- 37 mm. Gun on Tripod Mount 130 -- Truck-mounted Antiaircraft Gun 1918 130 -- "Skysweeper" 75 mm. Radar-Controlled Antiaircraft Gun 131 -- 155 mm. Howitzer Pulled by Five-ton Artillery Tractor 132 -- Fourteen-inch Railway Gun 133 -- Paris Gun 133 -- Armor-piercing Shell 134 -- Canister, 1953 135 --
Special Weapons (1900-1925) 135 -- Da Vinci's "Tank" 135 -- British Heavy Tank, World War I 135 -- Pineapple Hand Grenade 136 -- Rifle Grenade and Launcher 136 -- 60 mm. Trench Mortar, Current Model 137 -- Diagram of Torpedo 138 -- Mine Detector 139 -- Navy Frogman Clearing a Mine Field 139 -- World War I Gas Mask 140 -- Self-Loading and Automatic Guns After 1925 140 -- Garand Rifle 140 -- "T-47" Automatic Rifle 140 -- M1 Carbine 141 -- Carbine with "Sniperscope" 142 -- Tommy Gun 142 -- M3 Submachine Gun 143 -- Browning Air-cooled Machine Gun 143 -- Sizes of .30- and .50-Caliber Rounds 144 -- 1954 144 -- 155 mm. Gun on Pneumatic-tired Carriage 144 -- 155 mm. Gun on Self-propelled Carriage 145 -- "General Pershing" 45-ton Tank 145 -- "Patton" 48-ton Medium Tank 146 -- Walker Bulldog 26-ton Light Tank 146 -- 280 mm. Mobile Atomic Gun 147 -- 3.5-inch Super-bazooka 147 -- 57 mm. Recoilless Rifle 148 -- 75 mm. Recoilless Rifle 148 -- V-1 Buzz Bomb 149 -- V-2 Rocket Bomb 149 -- Flame Thrower 150 -- 2000-pound Demolition Bomb 151.
Summary Weapons tells the rich and exciting story of arms through the ages - from the first tied stone thrown by prehistoric hunters to the atomic bomb. Illustrated with the detailed and wonderfully realistic drawings of Edwin Tunis, it offers a weapon-by-weapon account of human ingenuity in the invention and improvement of arms - whether for defense or attack. Tunis begins with the Stone Age, describing its slings and spears, its axes and bows and arrows, and follows developments through to the Copper and Bronze Ages when chariots, swords, and daggers were first produced. He then traces the advances of the Iron Age, with its stronger swords, helmets, and complicated siege weapons and describes the changing notions of war throughout the ages. From the highly fortified castles of the Normans to the thermonuclear weapons of today, Tunis gives us a remarkable history of weapons and warriors.
Subject Weapons -- History.
Armor -- History.
ISBN 0801862299 (paperback: alk. paper)